THILAFUSHI, Maldives — My family wasn’t very happy. It was Christmas and we had flown halfway around the world to spend a few sunny days relaxing on the beach. But all I wanted to do was visit a local landfill that I was curious about.
Politicians meet, sign agreements, give speeches. Meanwhile, our planet continues to get hotter. According to the most discouraging forecasts, were about to reach an environmental tipping point.
Presidents, former presidents and other politicians with even the slightest semblance of authority don’t like to be questioned. These people have let power go to their heads; they can’t even imagine that they might be wrong or that they should be held accountable.
There is a rage brewing in Latin America.
Aware that they don’t live in real democracies, the people of Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia are taking to the streets. In Chile, Ecuador and Haiti, citizens are angry about social inequality and the lack of economic opportunity.
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All Mexicans have access to the same crime figures as President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, as he’s known. And the government data paints a horrifying picture: 2019..
Sometimes you set out on an adventure simply looking for beauty, but end up finding something much more profound and powerful. That’s exactly what..
2019 may well turn out be one of the hottest years on record. Unfortunately, the coming years could be even worse.
PARKLAND, Fla. On Feb. 14, 2018, Joaquin Oliver, 17, brought flowers to school for his girlfriend. His father had driven him to buy them the night before, and in the morning, Joaquin awoke, made sure to shower (it was Valentines Day, as he pointed out to his parents), then grabbed his backpack, the flowers and a card. His father drove him to school, and as soon as Joaquin had a chance, he gave them to his girlfriend.
What wisdom would be worth sharing with a group of aspiring journalists? Recently, I was invited to address the graduating class of the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, where some of the best digital journalists in the United States have studied.